Authorities have recovered six more bodies, bringing the death toll to 52 in one of the Philippines' worst election massacres, AP reported.
Regional police commander Josefino Cataluna says the bodies were dug out from a shallow pit near a grassy hilltop where police and troops earlier found 46 other remains from Monday's attack in southern Maguindanao province.
Cataluna says two vehicles, a sedan and a van, were entirely buried in the same hole.
The 52 victims include the family of a gubernatorial candidate and 18 Filipino journalists who accompanied his relatives in filing his election papers. Suspicion fell on a rival clan that has ruled the province unopposed for years.